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Single Parent: Stop Living Moment To Moment

If single parenthood has taught me anything in life, it’s this: It is possible to live your life in 24-hour spurts. In fact, in the beginning of my single mom status, it was literally all I could handle emotionally and physically. I prepped and was ready for the next day, and had no energy left to plan any further than that. …

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Are You Lonely Or Just Alone?

“Instead of viewing aloneness as a shameful condition to cure, think of it as one of freedom and opportunity.” – Lauren Mackler, Soulmate Being alone is not the same as being lonely. Though some resist being alone, it doesn’t have to be that way. Solitude can prove to be valuable time for personal growth. I was single with three children …

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Modeled Behavior

In the quest to solve the mystery of relationships, children and teenagers turn to many sources. But the most impactful source of all is the modeled behavior they see from their parents. If you are like me, my parents gave me little to no relational advice. Mostly, it was the usual, “Keep your hands to yourself,” “If we ever catch …

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ABCs For Single Parenting: Part 9

The ABCs (Absolute Basic Criteria) for Raising Spiritually Sensitive Children – Part 9 The Bible provides sufficient principles for child rearing, but it does not give us a detailed blueprint for every action. Let’s keep in mind that God’s Word speaks clearly of the righteous goal for parenting: “Be ye holy for I am holy” (1 Peter 1:16). It is …

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When You’re Not Loved Because You’re Not Beautiful

I was an ugly child. At least, if you’d asked me, I’d have told you that. I was reminded of it in a thousand little ways. The way my dad ignored me when I’d try to talk to him. The way he shook his head at everything I did. The way he never came to any of my performances. The …

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3 Keys To A Successful Single Mom Life

Single mothers are my heroes. I have worked with them officially for over eight years and continue to be amazed by the women who carry on and create a life that would be extremely difficult even without children. I’ve noticed that these moms each have three things in common, the same three things I encourage women to develop when I …

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How Single Dads Can Be Just Like Jesus

Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her. — Ephesians 5:25 NIV Many men are willing to die; not enough are willing to truly live. Dying is easy. Living is hard. Dads, this one is for you in your role as fathers. Many fathers find it difficult to express genuine emotions or …

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Single Parents: There Is Life Beyond Your Loss

The year after my marriage fell apart was hands down the worst of my life. Most days were a blur as I stumbled through them trying to contain my emotions and take care of my children. It was the pinnacle to a life full of loss that seemed unbelievable, and undeserved, and just … unfair. It left me shaken, literally, …

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Are You Overcompensating For Being A Single Parent And Raising A Narcissist?

Mothers love their children above all else. They can, however, confuse love with an adoration that borders on worship. Some parents get carried away and put their kids on a pedestal. When parents treat their kids as if they are more deserving than others, they are overvaluing them and may be nurturing a narcissist. A recent study at Ohio State …

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Response To: Why Pregnancy Before Marriage Isn’t A Sin

I never thought my article “Pregnancy Before Marriage Isn’t A Sin” would go viral. As I write this follow-up, it has been shared over 70,000 times with over 500,000 views. I think the reasons for that are: Pregnancy before marriage is a subject the Church doesn’t address or doesn’t address well. Stating that pregnancy before marriage isn’t a sin challenged …

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